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Melissa Taylor Savino

1953 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Melissa Taylor Savino

Brevard, NC

Melissa Taylor Savino, 63, passed away at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC on Monday, February 27, 2017, subsequent to a long illness.

Melissa was born August 30, 1953 in Fort Worth, TX to the late Margaret ("Genie") Callis Taylor of Memphis and the late Lawrence ("Larry") Taylor of Cedar Mountain. Melissa graduated from Memphis Wooddale High School in 1971, and attended Memphis (State) University. She enjoyed a career in professional theater, acting and stage managing with Flat Rock Theater, the Anniston, AL Shakespeare Festival, the Playhouse on the Square in New York City, Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach, FL, and stage-managed the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain.

She is survived by her husband, Steven Savino of Brevard; by her brothers, Lawrence Scott Taylor and wife Dagmar Taylor of Lookout Mountain, GA; Lee Taylor and wife Beverly Cusick Taylor of Telluride, CO; Casey Taylor and wife Kerri Taylor of Charleston, SC; and by five nieces and a nephew.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Brevard Humane Society.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 5, 2017
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